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Photos of Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

A selection of photographs of our recent trek through the picturesque Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani Province of northeastern Thailand. We have already blogged about Pha Taem in some detail so what follows is mostly a collection of photos from our last Emerald Triangle tour. We joined up with a bunch of monks from Uttaradit Province who were good fun as well as adding some colour to our park photos.

Monks at Pha Taem looking across the Mekong to Laos
Monks at Pha Taem looking across the Mekong to Laos

 

Some orange amidst the greenery
Some orange amidst the greenery

 

...and skirting the foot of the cliffs
…and skirting the foot of the cliffs

 

..weaving through the creepers
..weaving through the creepers

 

Being rainy season July’s a good time to visit the park since every where’s lush; fauna abounds, flowers are in bloom and the rocks are covered with myriad ferns and mosses.

In the ginger or curcuma family
In the ginger or curcuma family

 

Rainy season's a good time of year for wild flowers
Rainy season’s a good time of year for wild flowers

It’s a small park so you’re not going to come across many mammals though bird-life, insects and butterflies and reptiles abound.

Orange and black hooped millipede
Orange and black hooped millipede

 

Lizard posing in the sunshine
Lizard posing in the sunshine

Great hike and despite it being rainy season the weather remained clement throughout. Our Pha Taem visit was followed by a boat trip down the Mekong to Kong Chiam Town for our overnight’s accommodation. Full itinerary details can be found here – cheers!